MARCH 25 2015   


Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…

Habakkuk 1: 13

When the prophet said that God is of too pure eye to behold evil and cannot look on iniquity, he was proclaiming one of the most profound concepts the human mind has ever entertained.  For he was really saying that God, who is the originator of all things and the first principle of all life, can never experience evil, nor see it, nor know it.  “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.”  What could be plainer or more evident than that he was saying that God neither creates nor experiences evil; that we are cleaned by the purity of God.  Suppose we liken this purity of God to a clear stream of water which knows no impurity and in which we bathe.  The very act of our entering the stream purifies us without contaminating the stream itself.  And so it is in our relationship with the Divine, who is free from all evil, and the Law of Good that knows no limitation.

Today I enter into the stream of pure Life, knowing that as I bathe in the spiritual waters of perfection, my whole being is cleaned, purified and made whole.  Today I turn from all evil, from every sense of limitation, of fear or uncertainty, and bathe in the waters of freedom, purifying myself from the belief or experience of want or need.  Today, as I bathe in the waters of pure Spirit, I loose every negation of the past.  I am cleaned of all fear of the future.  I am purified from all uncertainty in the present.  I enter a new, a complete and a perfect Life, here and now.  Today is God’s day.  I shall rejoice in it.  I shall sing a song unto that which is beyond all evil.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker


MARCH 24         


The eternal God is thy refuse, and underneath are the everlasting arms. 

Deuteronomy 33: 27

The everlasting arms suggest Divine protection, complete certainty, and the assurance that all is well with the soul.  And how could it be otherwise since the spirit of man is God.  Therefore, when we say that we are secure in the everlasting arms of God, we are realizing that our spirit, being one with His, and never separated from its Source, must be, and is, as secure as God.  It is this inward sense of our union with the Whole that binds us back to the eternal Presence and gives us the joy of knowing that there is nothing to be afraid of, either out of the past, from the present, or in the future.

I am secure in the everlasting arms of God.  I feel the Divine Presence in, around and through me, and all people.  A great sense of calm and peace flows through my whole being, in confidence and in light.  Realizing that there is no separation between the Spirit within me and the Spirit which God is, and knowing that there is but one Spirit, which is God-in-me and God-in-everything, I feel confidence and safety and security in that Presence which evermore wraps itself around me and flows through me.  I am indeed secure today in the everlasting arms of good, of peace, of joy and of life.  I am secure in the consciousness that today, and every day, I shall be guided and guarded and protected.  And I am secure in the consciousness that all people are protected by the same Divine Presence, governed by the same Law of Good, and guided by the same Infinite love.  I am one with all, both visible and Invisible; one with the seen and the Unseen; one with God and one with man.  I bless this unity.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker


MARCH 23   


Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit… And there are diversities of operation, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 

I Corinthians 12: 4, 6

We do not all have the same gifts because no two people are ever alike.  Nature never reproduces anything identically.  And there are diversities of operations.  We are all engaged in different types and sorts of activities which express the unique individualization which each one of us is.  But it is the same God working in all of us. This is one of the most terrific concepts we could entertain – that out of all the variations of life, the infinite variety of color and form and people – the rosebud, the elephant, the snow-capped mountain, the tiny mouse in the field – one Power is working in and through us now, not as big or little, or hard or easy, but merely as spontaneous self-expression.  Back of our smallest act is the strength of the universe.  Behind all our thoughts is the Infinite Thinker.  Diffused through every human activity is the Divine Presence.

Today I am realizing that all my thoughts are formulated in the Divine Mind; all my actions are sustained by the Infinite Energy; all the Power there is and all the Presence there is, is right where I am.  Therefore I open the channels of my thought to the influx of this Divine Presence which is now doing something unique and different through me.  I feel the impact of this Presence in my own mind.  I sense Its feeling and imagination in my own thinking.  I see It operating through all my actions.  And since there is no big nor little, everything becomes important because everything is the self-expression of That within me which doeth all things well.  Therefore I surrender myself completely to that one Power that one All-knowing Mind, that one Presence, which is beauty and love and peace and joy.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker




The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. 
Job 33:4

No one can doubt that God is perfect.  But Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”  And he had already located heaven within.  He also said, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven,” by which he meant that when we do the will of God, earth will be like heaven, that is, the without will be like the within, for the two really are one.  Therefore our claim, our affirmation, our prayer and our acceptance, our communion with the Infinite, should always be based on the realization that God is in and through His creation as well as around and about it.  When we make this claim we are not speaking from the standpoint of the little, isolated ego that we appear to be, but rather, we are acknowledging, accepting and agreeing with a perfection that already exists. You and I had nothing to do with the creation of this perfection – we did not think it up or plan it out or cause it to be. For this we should be profoundly grateful.  For the human mind is finite and limited.  Our claim, rather, is one of identifying ourselves with the Divine, recognizing Its Presence, and accepting Its action in our lives.

Realizing that God is all there is, that God is perfect, and that God is right where I am; I gratefully acknowledge and accept my own perfection.  Seeing and knowing myself as God must see and know me, I boldly claim the perfection of God to be my own perfection.  There is nothing separate from the Divine. I am one with It. I am one in It.  I am one of It.  It flows through me and is my life.  I am rooted in Its completion, Its wholeness.  God is my life and my life is God – there is nothing else.  Therefore anything that claims to be something else I repudiate, I deny.  I separate myself from everything that contradicts the nature of my being, and simply and sincerely, and with complete relaxation, accept that which God has given – myself. 

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Mar. 21, 2023 – I RELAX IN THE PEACE OF GOD   

MARCH 21  


And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:7

We often wonder if peace really exists anywhere.  In a world distraught with so much confusion and chaos we deeply need an inner, abiding sense of calm and tranquility.  Peace of mind really is what the world is searching after because without it we have only a sense of insecurity and loneliness.  Without peace, deep and abiding, there can be no happiness nor contentment, no sense of security, no confidence.  And yet, Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you,” and the Apostle said, “The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  This means that in such degree as we attain peace, Christ, or the Anointed of Heaven, the true and Divine Sonship, makes itself known to us.  For He is not met through confusion, but only when the mind is tranquil, and, like an unruffled body of water, reflects the Divine images of peace and perfection.

Today I enter into the Peace of God.  My mind is stilled from all confusion, and I feel a deep and abiding inward poise.  Christ, the Son of the living God, the One Son begotten of the only God, is real to me.  I keep my mind stayed on this Divine inner Presence, and, letting every thought of discord slip away, I meet the Reality of myself, the eternal and changeless Truth about me, which is that I am the Son of God, I am one with Him forever more, within me, there is a voice that says: “Peace.  Be still and know that I am his God; God in me, around me and through me, the Divine Son forever incarnated and forever kept in the bosom of the Father.”  I glorify the name of this Son; I exalt his presence.  “I am that which thou art; thou art that which I am.”  And that which I am, and that which Thou art, is one and the same.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Mar. 20, 2023 – I HONOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD   

MARCH 20    


… If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me…

John 8:54

If I honor myself alone, not realizing that I am one with the Divine Presence, then I shall quickly exhaust the small portion of good that I, as a human being, can at any one moment contain.  But if I honor the Presence of God in me, of God around and through me, of God in and through everything, then I am indeed honoring the Presence of God, for One Spirit is over all, in all and through all, and One Presence is all. There can be no separation from this Presence, no apartness, no division.  It is one, complete and total, equally distributed and everywhere available.  To feel this Presence in things, in people and in human events, and to sense that it is all-inclusive, really is to honor God and to provide in one’s own self a place where the Divine can go forth anew into creation.

Today I am honoring the Presence of God.  I feel His beauty in the rose-tinted dawn and in the glow of the evening sunset.  In the rose I find the loveliness of His beauty.  In the mountains I see His Strength.  In the quiet of the evening I feel His Presence.  And throughout the night I know that this Presence overshadows me, therefore I sleep in peace and wake in joy and live in a consciousness of good.  Seeing God in others, I enter into companionship with the Divinity in all people.  In the outstretched hand, in the smile of recognition, and in the warm embrace of friends, I feel the One Presence, the One Power and the One Life.  And so I give thanks – with a song in my heart and with a joy unspeakable I give thanks to this Presence.  May I ever more embrace and be embraced by the love, the beauty and the goodness of God.

Mar. 19. 2023 – I AM GOVERNED BY THE LAW OF GOD   

MARCH 19   


For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man: 

Romans 7: 22

This scriptural passage tells us of all that we should have delight in living.  All creation is a manifestation of the delight of God – God seeing Himself in form, God experiencing Himself in His own actions, and God knowing Himself in us as us.  For the highest God and the innermost God is one God, and not two.  But the passage also suggests that in addition to delight, the enjoyment of realizing that we are alive and awake and aware, we are also subject to the exact law that must govern everything – the Law of the Lord that is perfect.  We are, then, to combine our idea of delight with the concept of law, for Love and Law are the two great realities of life – Love as the outpouring of the Spirit; Law as Divine Government.  Let us, then, find delight in the Law of the Lord which is perfect, as we say daily to ourselves:

I am one with the Infinite Spirit of Love, one with the outpouring of the Divine Life.  I am governed by the perfect Law of the inward man, made in the image and likeness of That which is pure, whole and perfect.  My whole life finds its impulsion in Love and all my actions are governed by the Law of Good.  As I meditate upon this perfect Law of God, I realize that it is operating in my affairs, in my body, in my mind and in my spirit.  I know that the Law of Good is absolute; it is complete; it is operating in and through me now, bringing about everything that is good, everything that is right, everything that is happy.  And since this Law must be perfect as well as exact, and since it must know how to bring everything about that is necessary to my good, I place my whole trust in it.  And so I say today, and every day: The perfect Law of Good is governing everything I think or do and all my relationships with others.  I delight in this Law and I delight in the Divinity within myself and all people.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Mar. 18, 2023 – I AM WARMED BY THE LOVE OF GOD   

MARCH 18   


Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God

I John 3:1

It has been truly said that love is the loadstone of life, the treasure of earth and the highest gift of heaven.  We all wish to feel that we are kept in the arms of love, protected by its shelter and warmed by its feeling.  But someone might ask, “How do we really know that ‘the universe rests on the shoulders of love?’” The answer is more simple that it might appear.  For instance, no one is ever harmed by love.  The more love there is in one’s life, the better off he is; while the opposite to love, which is hate and dislike, can actually consume a person mentally and destroy his health physically. If, then, love tends to build up while the opposite tends to destroy, we may be certain that there is a universal Reality to it; that we actually are immersed in an Infinite Love as well as a Divine Wisdom.  And we must learn to feel the presence of this Love and rely on it.  Therefore, let each say to themselves, daily:

I am one with the Love of God.  I am one in the Love of God with all people.  My love goes out to everyone and I know that it is returned from everyone.  Overlooking everything that might seem to deny this Divine beneficence, I trust that Infinite Love will guide and protect me in everything.  And I counsel my own soul to show forth this love in such a manner that it shall embrace and warm the heart of humanity, bringing confidence and trust and faith and hope to everyone it touches.  Daily I affirm that love governs all of humanity into pathways of peace and joy.  Daily I affirm that love goes before and makes the way plain and happy.  And daily I affirm that my own love is renewed and rekindled by that great and vast Love in which I am immersed, that Love which is God.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Mar. 17, 2023 – I SEE WITH THE EYES OF GOD  

MARCH 17         


…one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 

John 9:25  

The ancients said that there is an “all-seeing eye” and that if we could cause our physical eyes to see with its vision we should be looking at things as they really are.  But is it not true that too often we see with a blurred vision because we are so confused mentally?  The all-seeing eye of God, by its very nature, being one and only, must forever see things as they really are.  This is why Jesus said to judge not according to appearances but to judge righteously.  We cannot expect to draw a pattern of this right seeing from the objective world of confusion or our inner thoughts of doubt and fear.  Therefore we are told to see and act according to “the pattern shewed to thee in the mount,” that is, we are to look and think independently of the confusion around us.  We are to view everything as we feel the Divine, Infinite and Perfect Being must know and understand Its own creation to be.  This is seeing with the eyes of God.

Today I am seeing with the eyes of the Divine.  I am looking at things in a perfect and direct way.  I am seeing through confusion to peace, through doubt to certainty, through fear to faith.  Quietly, then, I review myself, those around me, and  everything that occupies my attention, bringing to them all a broader vision, a deeper insight, a more complete perspective of the Infinite harmony which I know is back of, in and through everything that God has made.  I am keeping my eye single to this one truth – what God has done is good, therefore my experiences are good.  What God has created is wonderful; therefore I am surrounded with good.  In calm judgment, then, I sit quietly within myself and in my imagination look around and see everything according to the Divine Pattern.  As I do this everything I look upon shall become transformed and reborn.

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker


MARCH 16   


Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. 

Matthew 5: 48

When Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven (within you) is perfect,” he was telling us that there is a Perfection at the center of all things, which, recognized, will spring into being.  We must learn to identify ourselves with this Perfection, to so accept it that it is real to us, and to so live that it may be expressed through us. Every organ, action and function of our physical body is rooted in spiritual Perfection, from which it draws its life.  If this were not true we could not be here.  No matter how imperfect the appearance may be, or painful or discordant, there is still an underlying Perfection, an inner Wholeness, a complete and perfect Life, which is God.

Therefore I say to my physical body: “Be ye therefore perfect because you already are perfect in the Divine sight.  There is One Life, that Life is God, that Life is my life now.  This Life circulates through me.  It animates my whole being.  I am one with its peace and wholeness.  There is no inaction in this Divine Life.  There is no stoppage nor hindrance nor obstruction to it.  And whatever may seem to be to the contrary is false, for I am identifying my physical body with the body of pure Spirit.  I am opening my mind as a channel for the realization of the Divine Presence.  I affirm it and accept it.  There is nothing in me that can deny or reject it.  Because God is perfect, I am perfect.”  Quietly I affirm and reaffirm these simple statements until they sink into my consciousness and become a habit pattern of thought which is no longer rejected.  With complete conviction I accept the wholeness of the Spirit and as I do so I identify myself and everything that I am with the harmony and the perfection and the wholeness of the Life of God. 

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker